Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Mon 31 Aug '20 to Fri 11 Sep '20

Make & Move 2020
Mon 31 Aug '20 to Fri 11 Sep '20

What is Make & Move? Make & Move will provide eight emerging choreographers with a two-week intensive in choreographic practice at Dance Limerick*, Aug 31-Sept 11, 2020.

The participants will be mentored by choreographer Catherine Young, who will encourage critical engagement with personal practice from a theoretical and physical perspective.

This opportunity aims to:

- Allow a space for reflection on and development of each participant’s unique artistic voice.

- Focus on giving the participants new knowledge from outside experts of the practicalities of working as an independent choreographer.

- Push the participants’ artistic boundaries.

- Physically explore new work ideas

- Encourage new connections.

Accommodation in Limerick is included and a stipend of €150

How to apply:

- Fill out the attached application form.

- Submit by email the application form, an online example of one work produced to date, and your CV to info@dancelimerick.ie, before the closing date with the subject line ‘APPLICANT NAME - Make and Move Application 2020’.

- The applicant must have confirmed their availability for the entire period (Aug 31-Sept 11), and completed the online application form in full for their application to be considered.

The call closes on 24 July 2020. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 4 August. If you have any further questions, contact Dance Limerick at info@dancelimerick.ie

Thu 10 Sep '20

Over 50s Dance Classes on Zoom
Book : Thu 10 Sep '20

Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to try something new? Come join The High Kicks of Limerick, an ensemble of dancers aged 50+ led by Kristyn Fontanella. Due to ongoing restrictions the class will be presented live via Zoom until social distancing guidelines can be reduced. 

Learn new moves and enjoy a social dance, the emphasis with these classes will be on having fun!

No upper age limit - No experience necessary.

Important Info before joining the class: 

- Please book your place at least 2hrs prior to the start of class. You will receive a link to the class no more than 1hr prior to it beginning. 
- You will need a Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table/chair at eye level. We suggest a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. 
- A clear floor area – free of movable furniture and all other hard objects.
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Please note it is the responsibility of participants to ensure you have a suitable and safe space to move during the class. 

Sat 12 Sep '20

Photo by Lucy Dawson
DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14yrs
Sat 12 Sep '20

Please note this class is now full for the September 2020 term. Due to social distancing restrictions, numbers in the classes have been hugely reduced. Please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name and contact number and the young person's name and age to be added to a waiting list for future terms. 

This class will focus on movement creation through play, improvisation and freestyle. Teacher Rachel Sheil shares techniques she has researched and learned to provide structured improvisations (contemporary) and a freestyle environment (urban styles).

Every class is different, building skills consistently, but in different ways. Dancers develop skills around body-awareness and perception, along with awareness of space and people around them. Through group improvisations, working in small groups and pairs, the class focuses on moving, expressing through movement and, of course, having fun! This class is suitable for boys and girls of any ability. 

Important Information about Visiting Dance Limerick:

- Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures before visiting Dance Limerick, find them HERE.
- Ticket prices include booking fee
- No exchanges or refunds
- Wheelchair spaces available, please let us know in advance if a space is required
- No late comers admitted to once performance commences
- Limited parking available in John's Square
- Find us at this Eircode V94 RRH6

Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Sat 12 Sep '20

Please note this class is now full for the September 2020 term. Due to social distancing restrictions, numbers in the classes have been hugely reduced. Please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name and contact number and the young person's name and age to be added to a waiting list for future terms. 

Modern and Irish dance styles combine in this introduction to movement and music from around the world. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination to express their own individuality and develop their creativity, while also building confidence and strength.

Teacher: Aoife O'Brien

Important Information about Visiting Dance Limerick:

- Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures before visiting Dance Limerick, find them HERE.
- Ticket prices include booking fee
- No exchanges or refunds
- Wheelchair spaces available, please let us know in advance if a space is required
- No late comers admitted to once performance commences
- Limited parking available in John's Square
- Find us at this Eircode V94 RRH6

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Tue 15 Sep '20

Contemporary Dance with Roxy
Tue 15 Sep '20

Please note this class is now full for the September 2020 term. Due to social distancing restrictions, numbers in the classes have been hugely reduced. Please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name and contact number to be added to a waiting list for future terms. 

The grounding principles of this contemporary dance class are presence and projection of the body, dynamic and fluidity of movement. Starting with a warm-up, the course offers task based-exercises focusing on the use of breath, body/mind alignment and sensory awareness. The class will explore balance, flexibility and tensionless to finding efficiency while moving into and out of the floor. There will be a progression towards traveling phrases focusing on movement quality and  connectivity.

This class is suitable for all level and is open to all interested in a broader awareness of sharing space and energy with other. This class is expressive and best described as ‘Free your mind! Project your ‘self’!’

Teacher: Roxy Regine Theobald

Important Information about Visiting Dance Limerick:

- Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures before visiting Dance Limerick, find them HERE.
- Ticket prices include booking fee
- No exchanges or refunds
- Wheelchair spaces available, please let us know in advance if a space is required
- No late comers admitted to once performance commences
- Limited parking available in John's Square
- Find us at this Eircode V94 RRH6

Wed 16 Sep '20

Ballet for Adults with Roy
Wed 16 Sep '20

Please note this class is now full for the September 2020 term. Due to social distancing restrictions, numbers in the classes have been hugely reduced. Please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name and contact number to be added to a waiting list for future terms. 

Ballet is a technical form of dance training with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. As well as being good for the body and mind it requires discipline and focus. Our Ballet Classes for Adults provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for total beginners (Beginner Class) and also those with previous dance experience (Improver Class).

This class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm. You will learn ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally, a relaxing warm down routine incorporating improvised movements to music.

Teacher: Roy Galvin

Important Information about Visiting Dance Limerick:

- Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures before visiting Dance Limerick, find them HERE.
- Ticket prices include booking fee
- No exchanges or refunds
- Wheelchair spaces available, please let us know in advance if a space is required
- No late comers admitted to once performance commences
- Limited parking available in John's Square
- Find us at this Eircode V94 RRH6

Fri 18 Sep '20

Culture Night: Bloodlines by John Scott
Book : Fri 18 Sep '20

Very limited tickets to this performance, please email info@dancelimerick.ie to be added to the waiting list. The performance will be live streamed via social media on the night. Click HERE to view the performance on Facebook.

Bloodlines is a dance performance/installation based on memory, migration and the body’s stories, created in the unique setting of Dance Limerick, by Irish Modern Dance Theatre’s John Scott.

Bloodlines, danced by a cast of migrant dancers, tells stories carried through these individual's bodies, a multitude of small personal dances based on migration and stories, culminating in a group dance of joy. Bloodlines is based on the idea of Sand Mandalas: a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made of coloured sand (here substituted with paper) over which the dances unfold. It is the creation of a purifying dance work using memory and personal history. The piece features a soundscape of migrant stories and dreams with live musical accompaniment.

Bloodlines is a dance work using memory and personal history, to give dignity and agency to the displaced people now living in Ireland. To inspire and educate the public, to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. To facilitate a meeting of cultures, to reflect all people living in Irish society, to support the evolution of a future Irish identity beyond the existing, received notion of Irishness. 

Featuring a special recording of American Irish dance artist Morgan Bullock

Concept and choreography by John Scott
Lighting, design and projections by Gearóid Ó Hallmhuráin
Soundscape by Jacob Woulfe and Jared J Lucas 
Dancers include Tobi Omoteso and Mintesinot Getachew Wolde

John Scott has been working with asylum seekers and refugees since 2003, mostly through SPIRASI – the Centre for Care for Survivors of Torture. His works dealing with migration include ‘Fall and Recover’, ‘The White Piece’ and ‘Everything Now’, which have been performed at Dublin Dance Festival, Internationale Tanzmesse, Dusseldorf, Forum Cultural Nundial, Brazil and La MaMa, New York.

Wed 23 Sep '20

Angie Smalis
Professional Morning Class
Wed 23 Sep '20 to Wed 14 Oct '20

Join contemporary dance artist Angie Smalis for a series of morning classes this September and October. Suitable for professional dance artists and advanced students. 

About Angie Smalis

Angie studied contemporary dance and choreography at the State School of Dance in her native Greece before joining the Viennese Folk Opera (Volks Oper Wien) in 2001. She relocated to Limerick in 2003 to work as a dance artist with Daghdha Dance Company. In addition to working as an independent contemporary dance artist, Angie is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities, under the auspices of the Daughters of Charity Service, Limerick. Angie has received funding for her own work from the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, the Mid-West Regional Authority and Limerick City and County Council. Lately, Angie received the Arts Grant Funding- Arts Council- to research and develop  “The Ambassadors” in collaboration with American performing artist Colin Gee, Irish dance artists Mark Carberry and Lisa Mcloughlin and American composer/vocalist Erin Gee.

Tue 29 Sep '20 to Wed 30 Sep '20

Think Tank Summary #1
Think Thank Series: Summary 1
Tue 29 Sep '20 to Wed 30 Sep '20

Throughout July, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and Dublin Dance Festival co-hosted a series of focused conversations about dance. These ‘Think Tanks’ are building on important discussions that have already been set in motion about the survival and sustainability of the sector.

Read the Summary of First Think Tank HERE. Please send your thoughts and contributions to thinktanks2021@gmail.com.

Click HERE for info on Think Tank #2.

You can read more about the format and idea behind the Think Tanks HERE.

Think Tank Summary 2
THINK THANK SERIES: SUMMARY 2
Tue 29 Sep '20 to Wed 30 Sep '20

Throughout July, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and Dublin Dance Festival co-hosted a series of focused conversations about dance. These ‘Think Tanks’ are building on important discussions that have already been set in motion about the survival and sustainability of the sector.

Read the Summary of Second Think Tank HERE and please send your thoughts and contributions to thinktanks2021@gmail.com.

Click HERE for info on Think Tank #1.

You can read more about the format and idea behind the Think Tanks HERE.

THINK THANK SERIES: SUMMARY 3
Tue 29 Sep '20 to Wed 30 Sep '20

Throughout July, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and Dublin Dance Festival co-hosted a series of focused conversations about dance. These ‘Think Tanks’ are building on important discussions that have already been set in motion about the survival and sustainability of the sector.

Read the Summary of Third Think Tank HERE and please send your thoughts and contributions to thinktanks2021@gmail.com.

Click HERE for info on Think Tank #1, and HERE for info on Think Tank #2.

You can read more about the format and idea behind the Think Tanks HERE.

Wed 30 Sep '20

Angie Smalis
Professional Morning Class
Wed 23 Sep '20 to Wed 14 Oct '20

Join contemporary dance artist Angie Smalis for a series of morning classes this September and October. Suitable for professional dance artists and advanced students. 

About Angie Smalis

Angie studied contemporary dance and choreography at the State School of Dance in her native Greece before joining the Viennese Folk Opera (Volks Oper Wien) in 2001. She relocated to Limerick in 2003 to work as a dance artist with Daghdha Dance Company. In addition to working as an independent contemporary dance artist, Angie is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities, under the auspices of the Daughters of Charity Service, Limerick. Angie has received funding for her own work from the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, the Mid-West Regional Authority and Limerick City and County Council. Lately, Angie received the Arts Grant Funding- Arts Council- to research and develop  “The Ambassadors” in collaboration with American performing artist Colin Gee, Irish dance artists Mark Carberry and Lisa Mcloughlin and American composer/vocalist Erin Gee.

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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space

Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at
jenny@dancelimerick.ie